Hudson Valley/Long Island sectional final schedules; NY/CT state tourney brackets

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The FCIAC, SWC and SCC have crowned their champions. Now, Connecticut teams are gearing up for the start of outbracket CIAC tournament games on Tuesday. Section 1 and Section 8 will be holding their championship games on Wednesday. The Section 11 championships will be Thursday.

Costabile’s faceoff win, OT goal give Duke national title over Notre Dame

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CJ Costabile of New Fairfield wound up being the star of Duke’s dramatic 6-5 victory today against Notre Dame in the national title game in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy Duke University athletics) New Fairfield’s CJ Costabile cleanly won the opening faceoff of the first overtime and then scored on the ensuing fastbreak to give Duke a […]

It’s Duke vs. Notre Dame for the title

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Max Quinzani scored off a feed from Ned Crotty with 12 seconds remaining in the game to give Duke a 14-13 win over Virginia in the Division I semifinals tonight  in Baltimore before 44,389 fans at M&T Bank Stadium.

Welcome to Championship Weekend

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The high school lacrosse world is on a brief hiatus this weekend before playoff action resumes next week. That’s by design, of course. After all, Memorial Day Weekend is the time when the college game has the spotlight all to itself.

Connecticut state tournament pairings

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As reported here today on the “Comments” portion of the blog, the CIAC tournament pairings and schedule for classes L, M and S was released this morning.

Scoreboard Central: Friday/5.28.10

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We thought we’d have a CHSAA Class AAA champion crowned yesterday. But the weather got in the way of that (in the form of lightning and such). So St. Anthony’s and Chaminade will resume their suspended game today. Also today, the FCIAC championship will be decided at Brien McMahon in Norwalk, Iona Prep and Holy […]

Let’s hear your Section 1 championship predictions

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Here’s the rundown for the Section 1 championship tripleheader Wednesday, June 2 at White Plains High School: Class B No. 6 Somers (13-6) vs. No. 1 John Jay (17-1), 3 p.m. Class C No. 4 Put Valley (15-4) vs. No. 6 Rye (12-7), 5:30 p.m. Class A No. 2 Yorktown (11-7) vs. No. 1 Lakeland/Panas […]

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.27.10

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It’s been an annual affair. CHSAA rivals St. Anthony’s and Chaminade wage spirited regular-season battles, which they almost always wind up splitting. Then comes Round 3 — for the CHSAA championship. Round 3 for this season is today.

USILA Division I All-Americans unveiled

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The United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association has announced the selection of its 2010 All-Americans, and, as expected, quite a few players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region are among the honorees.

Postseason schedule

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Before we take a look at the updated playoff schedule, a quick word about yesterday’s big games and an overview of what’s on tap for today (Wednesday/5.26.10). Front and center, the Greenwich Cardinals.

LaxLesson of the Week: 3-Man Pop Shooting Drill

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Here’s a stickwork shooting drill that encompasses basic offensive structure out of a 3 man game that has the crease man popping up to move the ball down to the backside.

Section 1 quarterfinal scores/semifinal matchups

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Brewster’s Tim Meyer (pictured at right) had six goals today as No. 10-seeded Brewster defeated host Mamaroneck 11-6 in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals to advance to Thursday’s semifinals at No. 6 Somers, the defending class champions. You can check out all of today’s scores and Thursday’s semifinal matchups by simply clicking on “Continue […]

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.25.10

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With the sudden-death format in full effect, today marks the last real stacked day of the season in terms of number of games. That’s because, after today in the Hudson Valley and parts of Long Island, we will go from the quarterfinals to the semifinals. In the FCIAC, meanwhile, the semifinals will be played today.

Scoreboard Central: Monday/5.24.10

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There’s a lot to look forward to this week, folks. Playoff-wise and otherwise. In a moment, we’ll have info on Empire State Games tryout dates and how to register online. But first, it’s going to be a busy week of playoff action throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

“Sickest goal ever”? Decide for yourself

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It’s been described as “the sickest goal ever.” We will let you be the judge of that.

Updated varsity postseason schedule: Post your predictions

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With first-round action now complete throughout the area, and the quarterfinals in the books in the FCIAC, here’s how this week’s schedule looks for the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. Be sure to weigh in with your thoughts — and predictions.

Final four field will be completed today

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Since 1991, just four teams have won Division I championships. With Johns Hopkins, two-time defending champion Syracuse and Princeton all falling last weekend in the quarterfinals, now, just one of those teams remains alive in this year’s tournament. Virginia.

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/5.22.10

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It’s going to be a big day, gang. With a full slate of high school playoff games, and some big postseason college games as well, there will be plenty to keep updated on.

A look back at last year’s champions

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Now all you bracketologists can turn off your calculators. And for some of you, congratulations on a job well done. One or more of you pretty much nailed the seedings and matchups more than 24 hours in advance. Very impressive. But now, it’s time to start a brand new season. The playoffs.

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.20.10

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The postseason is officially upon is in the Hudson Valley/Long Island region. Action is under way in Long Island, and seedings will be unveiled in the Hudson Valley today. But first, there are a couple of very noteworthy regular-season games tonight in Connecticut. Both are 7 p.m. starts. Fairfield Prep, which has lost two of […]

Lax Lesson of the Week: Stickwork Drill

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An uptempo creative stickwork drill that consists of high reps forces your players to communicate and keep their head on a swivel. Coaches, be creative with how you want your players to move the ball, i.e. gb’s, behind the back, etc. Have fun with it!

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/5.19.10

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It’s playoff time, gang. Action starts today in Long Island and continues throughout the week throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.18.10

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Before we get to today’s games, we have some news to pass along as well as some thoughts about last night. Last night, defending Section 1 Class B champion Somers overcame a seven-goal deficit to defeat defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield 14-13 in double overtime in what may have been the most entertaining game of the […]

Scoreboard Central: Monday/5.17.10

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Ridgefield fans should be out in full force tonight at 7 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium as the Tigers host Section 1′s Somers. It’s the final countdown, folks. Until the playoffs that is. The final week of the regular season in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region is upon us.

Army shocks Syracuse in double OT

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Devin Lynch scored from just outside the crease with five seconds remaining in the second overtime period as unseeded Army pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college lacrosse history, stunning two-time defending NCAA champion Syracuse 9-8 in  an NCAA tournament opening-round game tonight at the Carrier Dome.

NCAA tournament first-round update

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The first day of the first round of the NCAA tournament is in the books. And if Day 1 is any indication, fasten your seatbelts, folks. We could be in for a wild ride.

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/5.15.10

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If you’re a lax fan, you have quite a day in store. For starters, there’s a full slate of Saturday games throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region. And don’t forget, today marks the start of the always entertaining and eventful NCAA tournament which will culminate, of course, with the semifinals and finals on Memorial Day […]

Scoreboard Central: Friday/5.14.10

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Comsewogue is not only one of just a handful of unbeaten teams remaining in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, but the Warriors also hold the distinction of being the last team to beat Manhasset, the No. 2 team in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National High School Power Rankings.

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.13.10

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Mahopac co-coaches Dave and Mike Haddeland and assistant coach Joe Corace will undoubtedly have the Indians fired up for today’s 7 p.m. game against Lakeland/Panas at Lakeland High School. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) A week from today, the selections and seedings for the 2010 Section 1 tournament will be made. But we have some crucial […]

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/5.12.10

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Junior goaltender Chris Guzzetta and East Islip hope to bounce back from yesterday’s 10-7 loss to Ward Melville on Thursday when they host West Babylon. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Wednesday is always a busy day for Rockland County lax, and today is no exception.

Lax Lesson of the Week: Weave Shooting

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A great drill that hones in on both stickwork and shooting. Players weave and cut around each other for crisp passes and hard shots.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.11.10

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Senior midfielder Lucas Kynoch and the Joel Barlow Falcons (7-4) of Redding, Conn., host Daniel Hand of Madison, Conn., today at 4:30 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s been a season filled with surprising scores everywhere, but especially Suffolk. But as the season winds toward the playoffs, the usual suspects are starting to separate themselves […]

Scoreboard Central: Monday/5.10.10

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Senior captain Sean Esposito and John F. Kennedy Catholic are getting set for games against Croton and Ossining this week. The Gaels need one more win to clinch a sectional berth. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re set to begin the final full week of regular-season action in the Hudson Valley and Long Island regions, gang. […]

Here is your NCAA tournament bracket

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Johns Hopkins is in, extending its streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances to an NCAA record 39 straight year. Loyola is also in. And Hofstra, too. Those are among the headlines as the seedings and selections for the NCAA Division I men’s tournament were just unveiled. Seedings and selections for Divisions II and III were […]

It’s Selection Sunday

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Selections and seedings for the NCAA Division I, II and III men’s tournaments will be made tonight. With the influx of parity throughout all levels of lax, this year’s selections will be especially interesting.

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/5.08.10

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Junior attackman Briggs Barton and Rye host Iona Prep today at 7 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) There are just a handful of teams left in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region that have gotten this far into the season without suffering at least one loss. Two of them play one another today, on a day […]

Scoreboard Central: Friday/5.07.10

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Providence College-bound senior Bryan Annecchino are set to face regional rival Yorktown today in a 7 p.m. game at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown Heights. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) About 15 minutes earlier, Yorktown had picked up a 9-6 win at Darien on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon at this time last year, and […]

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.06.10

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Defending Class S Connecticut state champion St. Joseph-Trumbull hosts Brookfield at 4 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It seems clear at this point in the season, Darien is the clear team to beat in the FCIAC. But who’s No. 2? There are plenty of contenders right now. Two of them are playing today.

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/5.05.10

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The West Islip Lions would have been just perfect last season had it not been for an 8-7 regular-season loss to Ward Melville. Today, the two teams meet for the first time a year to the day since that May 5, 2009 meeting. It’s one of several Suffolk showdowns on tap for today.

Lax Lesson of the Week: Regi

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Another break down of a collegiate level play out of the LaxLessons.com Offensive Playbook.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.04.10

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Jake Weil and John Jay, who fell to Somers 14-9 in last year’s Class B sectional final, hope to pick up their second straight win against the Tuskers today at 6 p.m. at Somers’ Tusker Turf Field No. 1. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) In years past, sectional title contenders would have a regular-season showdown with […]

Scoreboard Central: Monday/5.03.10

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Now that the regular season is winding to a close, we’ve had enough games to see what teams may be flying under the radar a bit. One, defending FCIAC champion Ridgefield, has been largely overlooked since dropping an overtime decision to Staples to start the season. But the Tigers have a big test tomorrow at […]

Reader’s perspective: The only certainty is uncertainty

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In some ways, the comments on this blog are a barometer — literally. We’ve had plenty of up and downs this season to measure too. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell — who knows?

A look back and a look ahead

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Junior attackman Rob Caffrey had two goals and an assist as Lakeland/Panas beat Yorktown 10-7 to win the Murphy Cup for the second  time in four years and just the third time in the event’s 21-year history. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Rivalry Weekend is one for the books, folks. Now we’re getting set for a […]

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/5.01.10

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What better way to usher in what promises to be an eventful month of May on the lax scene than with a special day that includes three of the most tradition-rich rivalries not only in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, but in the nation as well? Welcome to Super Saturday, gang.